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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ASF Board Summary for February 18, 2004
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2004 01:27:40 GMT
Torsten Curdt wrote:
> >>   - All releases made after March 1 must use the new Apache License 2.0.
> >>     Please note that this applies to *all* releases, even maintenance
> >>     releases where the original went out under the 1.1 license.
> >>         Please see http://www.apache.org/dev/apply-license.html for more
> >>     information on applying the license.
> 
> Shall we tackle the update this week?
> 
> >> * In conjunction with the the discussion about relicensing and some
> >>   copyright issues, the Board is establishing an official policy in this
> >>   area:
> >>     - each and every file must have exactly *one* Copyright line, 
> >> specifying
> >>     The Apache Software Foundation. additional individual or corporate
> >>     copyrights are not allowed.
> >>         (of course, binary files or certain restrictively formatted files
> >>     cannot include the copyright and license, but the copyright/license
> >>     header should be in everything possible)
> 
> Does this mean we have to have the full licence in each file
> ...or is the one and only copyright line good enough - if
> there is a reference to the licence?

My reading is that we need the short "boilerplate" version
in every file.
See http://www.apache.org/dev/apply-license.html#new
and follow the link to the example "boilerplate".

> >>   - author tags are officially discouraged. these create difficulties in
> >>     establishing the proper ownership and the protection of our
> >>     committers. there are other social issues dealing with collaborative
> >>     development, but the Board is concerned about the legal ramifications
> >>     around the use of author tags
> 
> We had quite a discussion about this...
> ..so remove the author tags on the same update?
> 
> WDYGT

+1

--David



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